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28.11.2019

Alba becomes the largest aluminium smelter in ex-China world with the inauguration of Line 6

With the inauguration of Line 6 Expansion Project on Sunday 24 November 2019, Bahrain-based Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has become the largest aluminium smelter in ex-China world. The potline was inaugurated by King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander were also present during the occasion.

Potline 6 will increase Alba’s annual production by 540,000 t bringing the total production capacity to 1.54 million t/a making it the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China. As one of the largest brownfield projects in the Region, Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project have reached a number of achievements including 16 % savings of its allotted budget, which were used for procuring raw material and financing other works related to Line 6 project. In addition, Line 6 Expansion Project has set benchmarks in sustainable aluminium production with both Potline 6 and Power Station 5 (PS 5). The Line 6 Expansion Project also supported Alba’s strong Safety benchmarks. Alba attributed the success of Line 6 Expansion Project to its 3200-plus employees, its strong Health, Safety and Environment Management System and its collaboration with Bechtel, GE, GAMA Consortium and Siemens. (AlCircle.com, November 25, 2019)